Word of Life: The Greatest Person Is a Servant by John Barnett

Word of Life: The Greatest Person Is a Servant
John Barnett
Matthew 20:25-28

This morning we are given an opportunity by God to be great in His sight.

Open with me to Matthew 20:25-28:

But Jesus called them to Himself and said, ''You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave-- 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.'' NKJV

Now turn over to Matthew 23:10-12:

And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. 11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. NKJV

Jesus says that the way up is down. The way to the top is the bottom. The way to greatness is servanthood. This is His consistent theme. When all of history is over and eternity reigns, what is left? God and His servants. That is Revelation 22!

When we get to the end of everything--what is left? In other words, what will last forever?

Revelation 22 ends with God, Heaven and one more element--servants serving God.

Who are those surrounding God's Throne?

Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. NKJV

Revelation 22:6, 9 Then he said to me, ''These words are faithful and true.'' And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place. 9 Then he said to me, ''See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.'' NKJV

So the greatest thing in all the world is serving God--it is what we shall be doing fo ...


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